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How To Roast Garlic

Posted by Sydney Rea on Sep 6, 2017 3:30:00 PM

Oh, how I love roasted garlic. I'm talking about the golden brown, melt-in-your-mouth garlic. The easily spreadable, perfect addition to just about anything garlic. It's an essential ingredient in most of my dishes and for good reason. 

When roasted, the sharp flavor of raw garlic mellows; it transforms into something different altogether. The caramelized cloves will slip right out of its papery skin and be ready to use as you wish!

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Topics: Recipes, EVOO 101

Tips for Cooking with Olive Oil

Posted by Sydney Rea on Aug 30, 2017 3:00:00 PM
Bake, fry, drizzle, sauté... you can do it all!  Extra virgin olive oil is our kitchen's most versatile, flavorful and healthful ingredient. Many of you have been asking how to incorporate more olive oil into your daily life. So we wanted to share all the creative ways we use it!

Why do we use olive oil in every dish? It's an easy and delicious way to enhance and build flavors, and to add body and depth...not to mention all the health benefits it so graciously provides.

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Topics: EVOO 101, FAQs

What Are Healthy Fats? And Why Are They So Important?

Posted by Sydney Rea on Aug 2, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Something happened along the way that made all of us very, very afraid of fats. All fats. If you eat fat, you get fat...right? Wrong.  

Your heart craaaaaves fats, you can't live without them! They provide essential fatty acids, keep our skin soft, provide us with amazing vitamins, and are a great source of energizing fuel. The confusion lies in which types of fats are best.

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Topics: EVOO 101, FAQs

5 Natural Sunburn Remedies

Posted by Estelle Rea on Jul 9, 2017 3:00:00 PM

 

If you haven't noticed, Summer is here. Along with the long sunny days spent by the pool, comes those inevitable sunburns. Even if you do use protection, a pesky burn may occur. And man, can it HURT.

When it comes to soothing your scorched skin, natural solutions are best. You want to stay away from additives or chemicals found in creams or lotions - your skin has been through enough! Lucky for you, these natural remedies can be whipped up with ingredients most likely found in your pantry.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Feed your Skin, EVOO 101

7 Ways to Spring Clean with Olive Oil

Posted by Estelle Rea on Mar 22, 2017 2:30:00 PM

Can you believe it's already that time of the year again!? It's Spring, which just so happens to be one of my ultimate favorite seasons. Who doesn't enjoy a good bike ride, or the refreshing pool (before it gets to 115 degrees), or taking an epic hike? With all of these marvelous Spring activities comes one more, one that many may not find as enjoyable. Drum roll please...SPRING CLEANING! I say out with the old, traditional ways of cleaning... try doing it a little differently this year. 

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, EVOO 101

How to Get Olive Oil Out of Clothes

Posted by Estelle Rea on Mar 15, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Unfortunately, I have a lot of experience dealing with this. From a ripe, young age, olive oil has been a huge part of my daily diet. This also means that olive oil has made many appearances on my wardrobe. I was lucky enough to grow up with a mom who was quite gifted in the subject of stain removal, particularly olive oil stain removal. Since I have been fortunate enough to have the knowledge to combat this small, but vicious issue of oil stains...I have decided to share the magical secret of how to get olive oil out of clothes with you.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, EVOO 101

Master Blender's Choice EVOO

Posted by Estelle Rea on Mar 8, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Our first collaboration EVOO here!! In cooperation with his very good friends at Corning Olive Oil Company, our owner Perry Rea is proud to introduce a very special, personally handcrafted Master Blender's Choice EVOO. Read all about why we created this, what it takes to collaborate, and how to use this one-of-a-kind extra virgin olive oil:

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, EVOO 101

The Olive Mill Corporate Gifting Catalog

Posted by Colby Anter on Nov 7, 2016 12:00:00 PM


Choosing a great corporate gift is no easy feat. Yes, there are options, plenty of them. But don't you want to give something fantastic this year? Something that will truly impress your gift recipients?  How about a gift that is truly fantantic that is also customizable AND keeps within your budget? 

For you, we have created our Corporate Gifting Catalog. This easy to read, interactive guide will show you all of our unique and delicious gifting options to make it easy to give this year.

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Topics: EVOO 101, Olive Mill Updates

Olive Oil VS. Butter

Posted by Melyn Nguyen on Aug 1, 2016 8:00:00 AM

 "Which is better for you - olive oil or butter?"

We get the olive oil vs. butter question all the time - from phone calls to instagram DMs, everyone's curious about this kitchen condiment comparison. So we created this fun to follow graphic that answers the infamous question once and for all.

So are you ready to find out? Let the face-off begin:

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Topics: EVOO 101, FAQs

How To Store Olive Oil

Posted by Colby Anter on Jul 25, 2016 11:42:33 AM

We admit it, olive oil can be a bit of a diva when it comes to care. Unlike wine, olive oil does not get better with age and it's susceptibility to elements such as oxygen, light and heat makes it somewhat of a high maintenance pantry item. A little TLC is crucial to keep it performing at it's A-game and knowing how to store olive oil the right way will ensure this.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, EVOO 101